Sawmill Peak Lookout to be staffed through fire season

Aug 13, 2014 4:34 PM by News Staff

The Sawmill Peak Lookout has been staffed and will remain staffed through the remainder of fire season Cal Fire reported Wednesday.

The tower is usually staffed by July 1st, but state hiring requirements made it tough for Cal Fire to staff the tower this year. The tower, which looks out over Paradise, Magalia, and Concow had been unstaffed until last Saturday.

The staffing of the tower was made possible by community organizations coming together and understanding how vital a service the lookout is.

Bare on the Ridge, Friends of Sawmill Peak, Butte County Fire Safe Council, PG&E and CAL FIRE/ Butte County Fire Department all came together to make the staffing of the lookout a reality.

Cal Fire Butte County will provide the staffing and maintenance for the lookout.


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